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Mission Brief: September 2018


September 26, 2018
Categories: In Action,

Every day, Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security, and travel operations all over the globe. Here is a snapshot of some of our recent activity. 

- MEDICAL-

INDIA – Provided medical advisory services to a member who sustained multiple injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident in India.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Provided referral to a dental facility for a member suffering from a toothache in Kinshasa.

TANZANIA – Provided medical evacuation to a member suffering from high altitude cerebral edema on Mount Kilimanjaro.

PERU – Provided medical advice and a clinic referral to the parent of a child suffering from traveler's diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

ICELAND – Provided medical advisory services to a member experiencing severe sciatic nerve pain.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Provided medical advisory services to a member who experienced facial numbness after scuba diving, and a referral for additional evaluation.

MEXICO – Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral to a member who suffered facial injuries and neck burns due to a fireworks explosion.

RUSSIA -- Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral to a member who suffered from lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

CANADA – Facilitated the transportation and medical care of a member experiencing hematuria and abdominal bruising after a fall from a horse in the Yukon.

KITTS AND NEVIS – Provided medical advisory services to a member who was stung by a jellyfish.

THAILAND – Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral for evaluation in Bangkok to a member who was experiencing chest pain.

UNITED STATES – Provided medical evacuation from Anchorage and repatriation by air ambulance to home hospital in Boston for a member who sustained head and neck injuries after a fall

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC -- Provided medical advisory services to a member suffering from cough, cold and sore throat symptoms.

CANADA -- Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral to a member who suffered a fainting episode.

THAILAND -- Provided medical advisory, hospital referrals and logistics at multiple locations to an employee of a client organization following an allergic reaction during their travels.

- SECURITY-

JAPAN – Advised members who were impacted by the Osaka airport closure in the wake of Typhoon Jebi.

SOUTH AMERICA – Provided assessments of the medical and security risks to clients and members in multiple locations.

CHINA – Advised a member regarding safety precautions relating to a fire in a building. Operations personnel confirmed that the member had safely evacuated and that the fire had been extinguished.

UNITED STATES – Advised numerous members regarding safety precautions relating to wildfires.

CANADA – Assisted an employee of a client organization who lost his passport in Toronto and facilitated the procurement of necessary travel and legal documents to ensure his safe return to the U.S.


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